Network with like-minded people

ACN conducts a range of major events and conferences focused on nursing practice, professional aspects and clinical education.

Through participation in an ACN event, nurses are empowered to expand their scope of skills, network with like-minded professionals and be involved in influencing and shaping the profession and its practice.

Our signature event is the National Nursing Forum, an annual conference bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals both nationally and internationally. Members are eligible for discounted registration fees for many ACN events on offer.

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ACN National Nurses Breakfast

The ACN National Nurses Breakfast is hosted each year in celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May.

This campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre, or treat themselves to a self-care breakfast.

National Nurses Breakfast for International Nurses Day

The National Nursing Forum

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. The 2024 NNF will take place from Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 August 2024 at the Cairns Convention Centre.

The 2024 NNF theme will be ‘Regenerate, Reinvigorate, Reclaim – Sustainable solutions for our future’ and will be explored in our keynote plenary sessions and throughout the forum.

2024 National Nursing Forum

Policy Summit

ACN’s Policy Summit is an annual forum, where high-calibre nurses and health policy advocates connect in Canberra to address major policy issues for nursing and health care. The Summit brings together nurses and other health professionals to identify and discuss major policy opportunities and strategies to address these.

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National Nursing Roadshow

The National Nursing Roadshow is back, and we can’t wait to catch up face-to-face! ACN’s CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN and a panel of experts are heading your way to discuss trending topics in nursing across Australia.

This year’s theme is ‘Nursing Workforce Sustainability and Wellness’.  With natural disasters and the pandemic contributing to ongoing strains on workforce sustainability, nurses are burning out, managing fatigue and feeling undervalued. ACN, as the peak professional body for nurses, are listening and responding with solutions to this crisis. We’re making sure your voice is heard and you’re supported so together we can remain resilient, contemporary, and responsive to the needs of the community.

National Nursing Roadshow

Looking for more events?

Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full list of ACN events – including our major events, face to face CPD training, networking opportunities, social gatherings and conferences.